Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History by Dale D. GobleNorthwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History by Dale D. Goble

Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History

EditorDale D. Goble, Paul W. Hirt

Paperback | September 1, 1999

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It can be said that all of human history is environmental history, for all human action happens in an environment?in a place. This collection of essays explores the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest of North America, addressing questions of how humans have adapted to the northwestern landscape and modified it over time, and how the changing landscape in turn affected human society, economy, laws, and values.

Northwest Lands and Peoples includes essays by historians, anthropologists, ecologists, a botanist, geographers, biologists, law professors, and a journalist. It addresses a wide variety of topics indicative of current scholarship in the rapidly growing field of environmental history.

Title:Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.02 × 6.05 × 1.3 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295978384

ISBN - 13:9780295978383


Table of Contents

Preface - Paul Hirt & Dale Goble

1) Setting the Pacific Northwest Stage: The Influence of the Natural Environment - Eric Ewert

PART I: THIS PLACE2) Place: An Argument for Bioregional History - Dan Flores3) A Natural History of the Puget Sound Basin - Arthur Kruckeberg4) From Where We Are Standing: The Sense of Place and Environmental History - William Lang5) Willamette Eden: The Ambitious Legacy - William Robbins6) Footprints and Pathways: The Urban Imprint on the Pacific Northwest - Carl Abbott

PART II: FIRST PEOPLES7) Salmon, Sedentism, and Cultivation: Toward an Environmental Prehistory of the Northwest Coast - Douglas Deur8) Mobility as a Factor Limiting Resource Use on the Columbia Plateau - Eugene Hunn9) Unusual Gardens: The Nez Perce and Wild Horticulture on the Eastern Columbia Plateau - Alan Marshall10) Megafauna of the Columbia Basin, 1800-1840: Lewis and Clark in a Game Sink - Paul Martin & Christine Szuter11) Land Divided: Yakima Tribal Land Use in the Federal Allotment Era - Barbara Wester

PART III: RIVERS12) Salmon in the Columbia Basin: From Abundance to Extinction - Dale Goble13) The Northwest's Hydroelectric Heritage - Michael Blumm14) Fish First! The Changing Ethics of Ecosystem Management - Carolyn Merchant

PART IV: AGRICULTURE15) Ecological Influences of the Introduction of Livestock on Pacific Northwest Ecosystems - Kathleen Dwire, Bruce McIntosh, & Boone Kauffman16) Environmental Change in the Northern Rockies: Settlement and Livestock Grazing in Southwestern Montana - William Wyckoff & Katherine Hansen17) Creating a Hybrid Landscape: Irrigated Agriculture in Idaho - Mark Fiege18) Cultural Perceptions of the Irrigated Landscape in the Pacific Northwest - Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

PART V: FORESTS19) Human and Ecological Change in the Inland Northwest Forests - Nancy Langston20) Getting Out the Cut: A History of National Forest Management in the Northern Rockies - Paul Hirt21) Changing Forests, Changing Needs: Using the Pacific Northwest's Westside Forests, Past and Present - Thomas CoxPART VI: MINING22) Mining, Environment, and Historical Change in the Island Northwest - Katherine Morrissey23) Western Smelters and the Problem of Smelter Smoke - Katherine AikenEpilogue: Environmental History and Human Perception - William Dietrich


From Our Editors

Dale D. Goble and Paul W. Hirt deal with the questions of how people have adapted to and modified the northwestern region of North America and how the changing landscape has affected human society, economy laws and values. Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History is a collection of essays from anthropologists, historians, botanists, law professors, biologists, and journalists; all strive with their writings to understand the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest.

Editorial Reviews

An ambitious and effective collection of important articles on various aspects of the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest. . . . The collection will supplement courses in Northwest history, geography, natural resource management, and environmental studies, as well as American studies, environmental sociology, environmental policy, and environmental law.

- Stephen Haycox, University of Alaska Anchorage